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Late Buses Now Available at LHS

Late Buses Now Available at LHS

Kelly Shinnick, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Since late September, Libertyville High School has been offering late buses at 4 and 6 p.m. Diana Gratz, an assistant principal’s secretary who helps arrange the buses, said this service is being provided for students who remain on campus after school and require the school’s help in returning ho...

A New IHSA Sport

A New IHSA Sport

Claire Salemi, Staff Member

November 22, 2017


Filed under News

The 2017-2018 season for boys and girls lacrosse will be the first year where it will be considered an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) recognized sport. “The addition of lacrosse builds on the IHSA mission of offering a wide range of participation opportunities for high school students i...

Cafeteria to serve more gluten-free items

Cafeteria to serve more gluten-free items

Ian Cox, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Some students at LHS have celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or a gluten-free diet. While the school’s cafeteria does have gluten-free options, many students are unaware of their existence. Libertyville High School’s principal, Dr. Tom Koulentes, helped expand gluten-free food items in the cafeter...

Illinois Governor Approves Law to Give Student Mothers a Private Place to Take Care of Breastfeeding Related Issues

Illinois Governor Approves Law to Give Student Mothers a Private Place to Take Care of Breastfeeding Related Issues

Anna Legutki, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

       On Aug. 4, the governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, approved HB2369, which requires all public schools in Illinois to provide a space, other than a bathroom, for students to pump breast milk or breastfeed.        The bill was proposed by Rep. Sonya M. Harper in February. The pu...

Best Buddies wins best chapter in Illinois

Best Buddies wins best chapter in Illinois

Megan Fahey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Oct. 23, Best Buddies was recognized for its recent awards by the District 128 school board. Last May, at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, held at Brookfield Zoo, LHS was named best chapter in Illinois; additionally, the group received an outstanding chapter award by the international Best Buddie...

New club promotes activism against slavery

New club promotes activism against slavery

Jacob Kemp, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

Recently, a new club has been created, representing a larger movement to end the slavery that exists in the modern world. Junior Alice Lillydahl has established a chapter of Students Ending Slavery at Libertyville High School. “[Free the Slaves] is an incredible organization that works all around the wo...

The LHS Canned Food Drive

The LHS Canned Food Drive

Elizabeth Manley, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under News

Last week, Libertyville High School held a canned food drive from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. The drive is a yearly event held by Student Council. The purpose of the drive was for everyone to aid their community to make it a better place. Student Council encouraged students to be helpful and to realize there...

Feeder school art show

Feeder school art show

Kath Haidvogel, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Nov. 9, in the LHS Art Gallery, there was a feeder school art show that included work from K-8 students from Rondout, Highland, Oak Grove, Copeland, Rockland, Butterfield and Adler. This show, whose theme was “Inside Out,” also included art from students at LHS....

LHS honors Veterans Day in multiple ways

LHS honors Veterans Day in multiple ways

Stephanie Luce, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under News

The month of November is dedicated to veterans, so teachers, students and faculty at LHS are putting in a lot of time and effort to honor veterans this month. The Social Studies Department put together a project to recognize those who have served in the military for Veterans Day this year. They creat...

Caring for Cambodia’s third annual “Ugly Sweater Run”

Caring for Cambodia’s third annual “Ugly Sweater Run”

Abbey Humbert, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Caring for Cambodia’s third annual Ugly Sweater Run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19,  to raise money for the club’s service projects. “Caring for Cambodia's mission is to educate the youth to hopefully raise a stronger and more involved society and economy for Cambodia's future,” said j...

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